The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


KNOW Conference

07 February 2022–10 February 2022, 12:00 pm–3:30 pm

KNOW conference

The Future of Urban Equality: Knowledge, partnerships and pathways in action

Event Information

Open to



David Heymann


Virtual event

The Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) programme would like to share 4 years of research and capacity building in a conference that will run from 7-10 February 2022. 

The main aims of the KNOW Conference are to share the key findings that contribute to:

  • shaping action pathways to urban equality at local, national and international scales;
  • addressing theories and practices related to the cross-cutting challenges of resilience, prosperity and extreme poverty, and their relationship to urban equality;
  • promoting the co-production of knowledge and the related ‘ethics of practice’ in applied research and capacity building across local and global agendas and collectively planned initiatives that seek to address urban equality.

Drawn from and across 12 cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the key findings will be presented for comment and discussion through 8 online webinars, structured as follows:

7th February 2022

12:00-13.30 GMT

Opening Plenary:

The urban equality agenda

7th February 2022

14:00-15.30 GMT


Theme 1:

Exercising the right to housing, water and sanitation

8th February 2022

12:00-13.30 GMT


Theme 2:

Re-imagining urban livelihoods 

8th February 2022

14:00-15.30 GMT


Theme 3:

Reframing multi-hazard risk and local capacities for action

9th February 2022

12:00-13.30 GMT


Theme 4:

Strengthening transformative urban governance

9th February 2022

14:00-15.30 GMT


Theme 5:

Practicing ethics and critical pedagogies for epistemic justice

10th February 2022

12:00-13.30 GMT


Theme 6:

Actioning knowledge co-production methodologies for urban equality

10th February 2022

14:00-15.30 GMT


Theme 7 and Final Plenary:

Shaping pathways to urban equality

All times are in GMT and will take place via Zoom.

Session links, registration, time conversions and further details will be made available on the webpage in early 2022.

To receive conference updates, please subscribe at www.urban-know.com/subscribe or follow KNOW on twitter @urban_know 

View the conference webpage on the KNOW website - https://www.urban-know.com/conference-2022